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Ardesia: Classy Wine Bar on West 52nd

24 Aug

Ever find yourself in the West 50s thinking, um, why does this area exist? Ardesia (52nd b/t Tenth and Eleventh) might make you feel better. It’s a spacious wine bar with good food (small plates like burrata, pretzels and surprisingly tasty seared flank steak) and plenty of interesting by-the-glass options. Even during happy hour when wine and beer is $2 off, this place rarely gets crowded—probably because it’s a schlep from the subway. But that means fewer annoying people to ruin the ambience. Or steal your seat on the outdoor patio.